The year 2022 is almost here, and so are our favorite Kdramas. For years, the South Korean Television series has gained popularity all across the world. Moreover, giant streamers like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Apple TV+ are making hefty investments to produce the best original content in the language. And now, with a new year and month approaching, we have drafted a list of the best Kdramas premiering in January 2022. Release dates, trailer, synopsis, and cast will be provided in the further article for you to track easily. Therefore, make sure to clear your calendars to stream some of the best romantic, comedy, and thrilling Kdramas of 2022.
This January is different for the Kdrama fans since many actors are making a comeback. Kpop idol and actor Rain will turn into a self-centered Doctor. Meanwhile, Kim Nam Gil will become a profiler in ‘Through The Darkness.’ With different genres, characters, and a variety of storylines, a new catalog of Kdramas is waiting for Drama lovers. And, you will be able to stream it on their original broadcast networks. However, if you reside outside the country, you can stream it on services like Viu, Rakuten Viki, Netflix, Apple TV+, Hulu, WeTV, Kocowa TV, and many more.
Here is the list of upcoming January 2022 Kdrama you should look out for:
Starring – Rain, Kim Bum, Uee, Son Naeun
Genre – Fantasy, Drama
Release Date – January 3, 2022
Network – tvN
Ghost Doctor will depict the story of Cha Young Min (Rain) and Ko Seung Tak (Kim Bum), who have opposite personalities. But, they are forced to work together with possessed spirits. Young-Min is an arrogant yet excellent doctor who can heal patients with his expertise in surgery. However, he accidentally possesses another doctor’s body, Seong Tak. Seong Tak is the wealthiest and luckiest resident doctor whose family practically owns the hospital.
The partnership between the two will indeed make the fans go crazy. The teaser posters for Ghost Doctor clearly depict their chaotic relationship. In addition to this, the two will also engage in romantic relationships. Young Min’s life will be entangled with Jang Se Jin (Uee). On the other hand, Oh Soo Jung (Naeun) will raise feelings in Seong Tak.
Boo Sung Chul (The Heirs) is directing the drama, whereas Kim Eun Hee (Live Upto Your Name) will pen down the script. With so much craziness awaiting you, Ghost Doctor is the most anticipated January 2022 Kdrama on the list.
Starring – Im Siwan, Son Hyun Joo, Go Ah Sung
Genre – Mystery, Drama
Release Date – January 7, 2022
Network – MBC
Another political crime and mystery Kdrama is surfacing this January. Tracer will center around the life of Hwang Dong Joo (Im Siwan), the chief of taxation 5 at the National Tax Service. He is loyal, honest, and likes to trace the money hidden from the tax services. His squad also includes the bright Seo Hye Young (Go Ah Sung) and his boss Oh Young (Park Yong Woo).
— K-Drama Trailer (@kdramatrailers) December 7, 2021
While Dong-Joo is all about honesty, In Tae Joon (Son Hyun Joo), director of a regional tax office, has brought himself at the top through illegal works and bribes. tae-Joon is cocky and witty, which gives him the edge to play the perfect antagonist.
Lee Seung Young (Voice 2) will direct the drama. Meanwhile, Kim Hyun Jung (Who Are You: School 2015) will write the script.
Internal Medicine Doctor Park
Starring – Lee Seo Jin, Ra Mi Ran, Cha Chung Hwa, Shin Eun Jung
Genre – Medical, Comedy
Release Date – January 14, 2022
Network – TVING
We all have seen medical dramas: some are romantic (Dr. Romantic), while the others are just slice-of-life (Hospital Playlist). But, with Internal Medicine Doctor Park, get ready to laugh through the entire series.
Dr. Park Won Jang (Lee Seo Jin) opened his medical clinic to become the best physician and earn lots of money. He believed that having his private medical clinic would bring him several patients, and soon he would be wealthy. Unfortunately, only a few patients visit him. Moreover, the clinic is on the verge of bankruptcy, making things hard for Dr. Park.
의사로서의 신념 투철한 박원장님👨⚕️
그런데 병원 운영은 큽,,,(말잇못)
— 티빙(TVING) (@tvingdotcom) December 17, 2021
In addition to this, he starts losing hair, making things worse for him. And, if it wasn’t enough, his wife’s belief in TV medical programs more than him will surely make you crack up. Ra Mi Ran will play Sa Mo Rim, Dr. Park’s wife. Internal Medicine Doctor Park deserves to be on the list of must-watch January 2022 Kdramas, as it will sugarcoat all the drama in your life with a laugh and hilarious scenes.
Seo Joon Bum will make his debut by directing and writing the drama’s script.
Through The Darkness
Starring – Kim Nam Gil
Genre – Thriller, Crime, Drama
Release Date – January 14, 2022
Kim Nam Gil is returning as South Korea’s first criminal profiler, Song Ha Young. He is calm, charismatic, and intelligent. Hence, he digs up the entire case once assigned to him. Apart from Ha-Young, the drama will focus on other criminal profilers, who will try to cope with criminals’ minds. The drama is adapted from the 2018 non-fiction book of the same name by Kwon II Yong, South Korea’s first criminal profiler, and Ko Na Mu, a journalist.
연쇄살인범들과 위험한 대화를 시작한다
— SBSNOW (@SBSNOW) December 17, 2021
Although Through The Darkness is based on real-life events, many fans will be able to resonate the drama with the US Tv show- Mindhunter. Nevertheless, the Kim Nam Gil drama will be intense and showcase the Korean setting and how criminals get the job done.
Also Read: Kim Nam Gil Joins A New Webtoon-Based Drama
All Of Us Are Dead
Starring – Yoon Chan Young, Park Ji Hoo, Cho Yi Hyun, Park Solomon, Yoo In Soo, Son Sang Yeon
Genre – Horror, Drama, Sc-Fi
Release Date – January 2022 (TBA)
Network – Netflix
After Squid Game and Hellbound, Netflix is diving deeper into the horror and Sci-Fi genres. With All of Us Are Dead will display a group of young school students who get trapped inside the school during a zombie virus spread. The deadly wildfire will test their abilities to break through the crisis and help each other. The release date for the drama is not announced yet. But, it is scheduled to make its premiere next month.
The upcoming Netflix Kdrama is adapted from Now At Our School, The Korean webtoon. Lee Jae Gyu of “King2Hearts” and “Trap” will direct the Kdrama. Meanwhile, Chun Sung II of “Your Honor” will write the script. All of Us Are Dead should be on your watchlist of January 2022 Kdramas to watch since the plot looks promising. South Korea has given some of the best sci-fi content, including Train To Busan and Sweet Home. Thus, get ready for another one.
Starring – Kim Hye Soo, Kim Mu Yeol, Lee Sung Min
Genre – Law, Drama
Release Date – January 2022 (TBA)
Network – Netflix
Juvenile Judgement will focus on the story of a bristly judge who hates juvenile offenders. But, her life will take a turn after getting appointed at the juvenile court of the Yeonhwa District. While welcoming new cases every day, she will reflect on her past and how she has changed ever since.
It looks like the drama will be a perfect watch for both adults and youth generations. After several hit law dramas, Juvenile Judgement should definitely be on the list of must-watch Kdramas of January 2022. Kim Min Sook (Hansel and Gretel) will pen down the script. On the other hand, Hong Jong Chan (Her Private Life) will serve as the director.
Kdramas To Continue In January 2022
As we are expecting the above-mentioned Kdramas to make our January more exciting, some of them will walk along with us into the new year. In December 2021, Kdramas such as Our Beloved Sumer, Only One Person, Uncle, Bad and Crazy, and Snowdrop made their grand premieres. And, the two will continue to bless your screens with outshining plot and mesmerizing chemistry.
Apart from that, historical dramas Bulgasal and Moonshine will also be broadcast throughout January. Lastly, dramas like Best Mistake 3, The Silent Sea, Fly High Butterfly, and more are about to premiere in the late-December. So, make sure to add all the Kdramas to the January 2022 watchlist.
Until then, keep reading for all the buzz around Kpop and Kdramas.